Carnival Costumes – 22 cool ideas for more fun in 2016

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Carnival costumes on the theme "Mer stelle alle opp der Kopp"

When it comes to carnival, most people immediately think of Cologne (how reluctantly do some people from other cities admit it). Here tradition seems to have taken the deepest roots.

But how popular has the carnival become in recent years?

What role do modern trends play in this? These questions lead to controversial discussions. Let us now deal with such questions a little deeper. We believe that living together of tradition and new trends leads to the creation of very interesting carnival costumes.

"Mer make all op Kopp" - a traditional or modern motto?

How should we understand the carnival motto of 2016? It says "Mer make all the op Kopp" (We turn everything upside down). Is this sentence for the changed attitude towards the carnival costume? Or does it mean that we want to celebrate as much as we can in a traditional way?

Fancy Carnival Costumes - Futurism meets ethnic style

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We are closer to the first interpretation. In this article we would like to take a closer look at what it means to turn the traditional carnival costume idea upside down.

 Buy the costume in a shop or make something yourself

Anyone who is able to turn everything upside down when it comes to carnival costumes can interpret it for themselves. Just do something completely different this year! Have you always bought the best costumes from specialized stores? Take your time this year for a home made costume. Plan and sew this together with friends, family, even with your kids!

Crafting can also simply mean that you make ordinary garments an exciting disguise. Sometimes these are enough, along with appropriate make-up ideas, accessories or themed articles to be super original and attractive by the carnival.

You can also paint simple masks according to your mood

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Carnival costume as a gift

Does anyone in your family have a birthday soon? Or do you have something to make up for someone? Is there any other occasion for a great gift. Take the opportunity to give away a carnival costume. For real fans, this arouses a lot of sympathy. During the carnival's greatest moments, the person in question will think of you. So what improves human relationships!

 Carnival costume that emphasizes or hides your own individuality?

Do you want to hide or emphasize your individuality based on your carnival costume? The first approach would be more traditional and the other - more modern. You have the opportunity to experiment with the contrast of the two approaches.

Casual woman costume in steampunk style

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There are several carnival days. Use different costumes to show yourself in different light!

 The new fashion trends and the carnival costume

Here are some tips for those who want to stay modern during the carnival time. In addition, the homemade or custom-made costumes are particularly suitable. The lines and colors must be current in modern costumes. At the moment, it's the simple lines and natural colors combined with glaring accents and nuances that are super trendy. The theme is integrated more subtly. It does not dominate, but is presented in a stylized form and thanks to accessories.

Or are you more into hippies?    

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Do you want to dress up your baby creatively?

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For real Star Wars fans

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A few pompons can work wonders

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A delicious cupcake complacent?

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And how about 20s jazz style

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Create an elegant torch in no time

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A minimalist idea for the hamburger

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A sweet, little clown in bright colors

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All you need is a bit of cloth and hand skills

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And so it goes on ...

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Ruffles in green and pink

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Cool, environmentally friendly carnival idea from old newspapers

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Strange cutlery in black and silver

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Somebody's up to something

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Do you love science fiction?

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Or are you more into haute couture?

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